Bilson: “It would be horrible” if new hardware came out right now

By Johnny Cullen, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:03 GMT

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THQ core boss Danny Bilson has told Eurogamer “it would be horrible” if new hardware appeared now.

“It would be horrible. But I think they all know our model’s broken anyway,” he said, speaking at the publisher’s New York event last week.

“It still costs us a fortune to make games on this platform. If they’re going to up the scale, up the art, up the content, I don’t know how to make that and sell it to anybody for under $100 a game. Who wants to do that? It’s bad for everybody.

“As long as we’re creatively satisfied as gamers by what we’re getting, I’m really satisfied. I still see cooler stuff, better stuff. So much is in the software engineering and working with the technology. I look at games and I go, wow, how did they get such great characters?”

Although a new set of home consoles isn’t on the horizon, a new batch of handheld wars will begin this year with the release of 3DS and PSP2. Bilson said THQ is fully supporting the former, but what about the latter?

“No comment. I really can’t comment on hardware that’s going to be announced soon.”

PSP2 is set to be announced at a business overview and strategy meeting by Sony next Thursday, as first reported by VG247 last week.

3DS launch details for Europe and the US will be confirmed later this afternoon. More details here.

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